AGE: 28
COMPANY: LimRic Plumbing, Heating and Air, Charleston, South Carolina
TITLE: Plumbing service technician

How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?
I’ve been in the industry for two-and-a-half years.

What drew you into the industry?
I wanted to get into an industry where I could work with my hands and have a position I could learn new things constantly.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?
Having the ability to really help people.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?
The amount of training and knowledge that actually goes into being exceptional at your job.

What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?
Working in a male-dominated field and being able to excel.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I played on a USA volleyball team and traveled around Europe competing against other countries.

Why she was chosen as a Next Gen All Star Top 20 Under 40 winner:
“Maddie was initially hired in our company as a plumbing apprentice, and the first female plumber in our local industry. With no experience in plumbing, she picked up the skills necessary to have her own truck in six months’ time. After a one-week course through Ultimate Tech, she was able to run calls less than a month after returning from her training. In the two years Maddie has been in her truck, she has become not just a great technician, but also an ambassador for women in the trades. LimRic currently has a promo titled ‘Women in the Trades’ that she also stars in,” says James Baillie, of LimRic Plumbing, Heating and Air.